Woman’s Venetian joyride

Posted on April 30, 2006 

Woman’s Venetian joyride

A drunken Italian woman stole a water taxi and went joyriding through Venice.

The 20-year-old had been celebrating the end of the carnival period and police said she was “considerably under the influence”.

She jumped into the unmanned motorboat and rammed a number of moored boats before getting into a wild chase through the complex canal network with Venetian water police.

The young woman, who was inexperienced on the water, was said to be driving so uncontrollably that by the end of the chase all four policemen were injured and “numerous other boats” were damaged.

According to local police, she has been arrested and charged with theft, property damage, bodily harm and resisting arrest.

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from Ananova

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